In her research, Simone is generally interested in the relationship between broader social changes – such as moralization or the current debate around post-capitalism – and the organizing of fields and organizations. With social movements being central drivers behind these changes, she focuses in particular on the role of movements for changes in fields and organizations. Drawing on organization studies and social movement theories, she has looked into the constitutive role of social movements for the rise of a moral market and the self-categorization of moral entrepreneurs.
- Markets and morality
- Moral markets and movement activism
- Social movements and the formation of markets and categories
- Processes and mechanisms of institutional change
- Theoretical approaches: institutional theory, social movement studies, economic sociology, practice theories